21 November 2018 Laserlab Europe meets at ICFO

Consortium members and scientists from diverse fields gather for the FORESIGHT workshop "Visions on Future Laser-based X-ray Science and Technology" On November 19-20, ICFO hosted the LASERLAB-EUROPE workshop "Visions on Future Laser-based X-ray Science and Technology", an event in which consortium members gathered with eminent scientists to discuss the future of X-ray science, novel opportunities, various methods and emerging technological developments.

LASERLAB-EUROPE is a consortium supported and funded by the European Commission under the current Transnational Access to Research Infrastructures Programme. The consortium comprises 33 major laser research infrastructures across 16 European countries and offers free access to its unique research infrastructures. Together with associate partners, LASERLAB-EUROPE covers the majority of European member states. Select European laboratories, including ICFO’s Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics (ICFO-Atto) facility and the Super-resolution Light Nanoscopy & Microscopy (SLN) facility, receive EC funding support in order to offer access to their facilities for research teams from Europe and beyond.

Hosted by ICREA Prof at ICFO Jens Biegert, leader of the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics research group, the two-day event brought together experts in the field of laser-based X-ray science to discuss the advancements and milestones achieved in the field.

Invited speakers included:
  • Bressler, C. / XFEL GmbH
  • Brussaard, S. / ASML
  • Chergui, M. / EPFL
  • Dürr, H. / Uppsala
  • Fiedorowicz, H. / MUT
  • Hartmann, R. ; Strüder, L. / pnSensor GmbH
  • Jaroszynski, D. / Strathclyde
  • Johnsson, P. / Lund
  • Natan, A. / SLAC
  • Penco, G. / FERMI
  • Poletto, L. / Padova
  • Rolles, D. / Kansas State
  • Sansone, G. / Freiburg
  • Steiniger, K. / HZDR
  • Stutman, D. / ELI-NP
  • Stiel, H. ; Kanngiesser, B. / Berlin
  • Techert, S. / Göttingen, DESY
  • Tzallas, P. / FORTH-IESL and ELI-ALPS
  • Wachulak, P. / MUT
  • Williams, G. ; Fajardo, M. / Lisbon
  • Wolf, M. / FHI Berlin
  • von Zanthier, J. / Erlangen
  • Zeitoun,P. / LOA